Author – Hugh Brown
Age – 13+
Will is a self confessed geek who is into running on his grandparent’s farm and taekwondo. His mum left for a commune in Australia when he was eleven, leaving him with his dad who just couldn’t cope. Will now lives with his grandparents.
He’s not confident at school, except with his best mate Tim (Perky), but he has to find his confidence when the girl he likes starts to talk to him.
This is a story about family, dealing with other people’s decisions when they affect you too, and building confidence.
This book won the Best First Book Award at the 2013 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards and was the Winner of the Tessa Duder Award for Young Adult Fiction.
(Family, School. Conflict, Friendship, Growing up, NZ Author, Award)